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Trauma Teddy Knitter Volunteer - Port Pirie

Apply now Role no: 494433
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Regional SA

  • Flexible Commitment
  • Port Pirie & Mid North
  • Join the World's largest humanitarian network

The program

Trauma Teddy is the cuddly face of Australia Red Cross Community Services and Emergency Services. Knitted by Red Cross volunteers/supporters all over Australia, these woollen teddies are given freely to children and adults needing comfort or gentle distraction during traumatic events.The Trauma Teddies are delivered to local hospital wards, school sick bays, fire stations, ambulances, police stations and emergency centres.

The opportunity

Red Cross Trauma Teddy Knitters will knit cuddly teddy bears according to Red Cross safety specifications and guidelines. They will receive ongoing support to knit the teddies if required. 

Red Cross welcomes any member of the public to knit trauma teddies with our pattern and you do not need to become a volunteer. This volunteer position is only for those that would like or need to be listed in our volunteer database and receive communication about training opportunities, paid and volunteer positions within Red Cross etc.

The impact

As a Trauma Teddy Knitter, you’ll be contributing with your excellent knitting skills to knit cuddly teddies with safe and clean materials following the Red Cross safety specifications, guidelines and pattern which will be delivered to vulnerable children and adults to comfort them, ultimately impacting on their well-being.

 

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Claire Magliulo on 8633 8100.

Download File Trauma Teddy Knitter - Port Pirie (April 2018).pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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